Question about 2004 Kia Amanti

1 Answer

My garage suggests replacing the timing chain now --my 04 amanti has just 52K on it--Is this 425.00 repair necessary at this time?

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 410 Answers

Typically you don't change the timing belt on a car with less than 80-100K unless the water pump has gone out and you are in there anyway so you change it then to save time and money in the future.
I would say, obviously unless you are having timing issues, that at 52,000 miles you should be good to go for quite a while longer.  That being said, if you are having check engine light issues and/or timing issues you might need to take a look at it.

Posted on May 18, 2009


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

2 Answers

I was driving my Nissan Maxima engine made a weird noise engine shut off wont start timing cover broke what to do now

That doesn't sound good. Sounds like your timing chain broke, which almost certainly means you have valve damage too, as at least one set of valves would be down when the chain broke and the piston will have made contact.

Some Maxima have belts, but the fact it broke the cover, leads me to believe your is chain driven camshaft.

It is a big job best left to a garage.

Feb 09, 2016 | Nissan Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

How to change the timing chain for bmw 750 model 2007

Big job see me at and will send info to you.
1131 052 - Replacing both timing chains (N62/N62TU)
1 Image ]
Special tools required:
-11 2 001 See: Toolsand Equipment/ll 2 000 Puller
-112 002 See: Toolsand Equipment/ll 2 000 Puller
-112 003 See: Toolsand Equipment/ll 2 000 Puller
-112 007 See: Toolsand Equipment/ll 2 000 Puller
1 Image ~j
Necessary preliminary tasks:
-Remove lower timing case cover See: Timing Cover/Service and Repair/Removing
and Installing Bottom Timing Case Cover (N62 / N62TU)
' Image [
Remove timing chain (1).
Remove timing chain (5).
Release screws (7).
Remove guide rails (3 and 6).
Remove tensioning rails (2 and 4).
Maintain tension of timing chains when installing timing case cover.
Observe sparking protection on timing case cover.
Make sure timing chain (1) is correctly installed when placing it in guide rail (3).
1 Image ~j
Attach special tools 11 2 001 See: Tools and Equipment/ll 2 000 Puller and 11 2 002 See:
Tools and Equipment/ll 2 000 Puller to crankshaft.
Insert special tool 112 007 See: Tools and Equipment/ll 2 000 Puller and remove
sprocket wheel with special tool 112 003 See: Tools and Equipment/ll 2 000 Puller.
Check sprocket wheels for wear, replace if necessary.
Heat sprocket wheel to 60 CC.
Burning hazard! Wear gloves.
1 Image ~j
Assemble engine.


Sep 06, 2014 | 2007 BMW 750Li Sedan

1 Answer

Replacement of timing belt/chain

If you are asking this question I would strongly suggest you do not attempt this job yourself. It requires specialist tools and knowledge.
Get quotes from a local Garage.

Jul 03, 2014 | 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan

1 Answer

How to fix sorento timing chain noise, i have replace the timing chain but still have not fix the problem.

Those KIA are dropping like flys on here,
the last week or so

The repair shop should have bulletins in their
data base & experience with that

Need to find those things out before you buy

Sorry - I never knew until last week
Kias had all the problems they do

Try Googling the question
Try You Tube Video
Try KAI Blogs

I have an 04 lincoln with many more chains than you
do & no prolbems

I think all that is caused by going too long
with oil changes & not knowing what oil has
been installed

Mar 11, 2013 | 2006 Kia Sorento

1 Answer

Replace timing chains on 04 suzuki vitara j20 engine and now it sound like a diesel. What's wrong?

Hi and welcome to FixYa!

Have you replaced the tensioner as well? If not, I strongly suggest that you replace the tensioner. It must be done during the timing chain replacement. Once replaced you'll be good.

Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa! Have a good one!

Mar 20, 2011 | 2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara

1 Answer

The time jumped or something like that so how do you replace a timing chain in a 1993 gmc jimmy?? neeed help please

If you have no knowledge of engines and replacing a timing chain,find a good repair shop

You won't have all the tools necessary to do the job yourself

Nov 07, 2010 | 1993 GMC Jimmy

1 Answer

I looking for the timing belt marks for a 99 camry cam and crank

I don't know. I'm working on and 04 RAV 4, it has chains. But I just want to suggest that you get a Haynes or Chilton repair manual from autoparts store. Invaluable! Good luck.

Mar 09, 2010 | 1999 Toyota Camry

2 Answers

00 SE Altima, Is it the timing chain or the motor or both??

If the engine spins over very fast like it is not under any kind of pressure then the timing chain/belt has failed. There is a considerable amount of damage that can accrue when this happens. You may not be able to replace the chain/belt and repair the problem now. It may actually be cheaper to replace the motor now than repair the old one. So they may both be correct. Hope this helps. Good luck.

Jun 11, 2009 | 2005 Nissan Altima

1 Answer

Broken timing chain corsa

Not good. I would expect the garage to foot this expence as Im sure your initial bill was far from a cheep one? If a customer of mine had suffered a similar issue, I would certainly work very closely with them to rectify the problem. There is of course a slim chance a catastrophic component failure has genuinely occured, which may be completely unrelated. However it is most unlikely this time, as when your timing chain failed the valve to piston collision/impact would have caused serious potential damage to the crankshaft and big end bearings. This symptom is not overly common in most engines where timing chain/belt failure occurs. However, all engines are different and may experience different levels of damage. A replacement engine does now seem the cheepest way forward in your situation. Perhaps the garage should source one and you might pay for the fitting only? Good luck

Jan 07, 2009 | 1999 Audi A4

Not finding what you are looking for?
2004 Kia Amanti Logo

199 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kia Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22326 Answers


Level 3 Expert

79865 Answers

Ronny Bennett Sr.
Ronny Bennett Sr.

Level 3 Expert

6927 Answers

Are you a Kia Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides